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October 15 — US Foreign Aid in the 21st Century: A View from Malawi

The average Americans thinks the US government spends as much as 30 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid. In fact poverty-focused aid is less than 1% of the federal budget. But what is used for? Is it effective? How could it be more effective?

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What Americans Should Know About ISIS/ISIL

Thursday January 29
4:00-6:00 pm

IUPUI
Campus Center,
Lower Level, Theatre,
420 University Blvd

For more information:
Ian McIntosh at [email protected]

Prof. David Carlson of Franklin College will provide a brief historical background on how events in the Middle East since 1978, including American involvement in Iraq and the Syrian War, have helped create an environment allowing ISIS to grow and flourish. He’ll discuss steps that nations, including the United States, could potentially take in the region.  A Muslim perspective of the situation will be presented as well.

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The Future of EU-US Relations

An analysis of transatlantic economic and political issues dividing and unifying the EU and the US.

Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts — Jacob’s Dream

This exhibit features the collaborative works of prominent visual and performance artists whose explorations with Rabbi Sandy Sasso uncover the personal significance of the biblical story of Jacob.

A great Great Decisions program is taking shape for the Mid North Shepherd Center

It’s the only discussion of international relations that has nine parts to an eight part series. The Mid North Shepherd Center holds its Great Decisions series in the basement of North United Methodist Church every Wednesday at 11:00 am through April and May.

The Ireland-US Relationship — Maintaining Momentum

The Honorable Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland to the Midwest, will share his insights on the nation’s foreign policy priorities, including the Ireland-US relationship, from both a political and an economic perspective.

Race, diversity & interactions

Come and join the conversation and panel discussion exploring diversity among different institutions in the city. We will highlight a pair of organizations, explore their current practices for increasing diversity, and find out whether or not such increases in diversity brought the desired results.

INDYthinks about … how to end human trafficking

On November 4th, Provocate, INDYthinks and other groups will facilitate new and innovative partnerships to stop human trafficking at home and in other countries. Explore new ways to raise support for concrete projects helping victims of trafficking and preventing this sort of abuse all together. Brainstorm about how alternative spring breaks and short-term mission trips can have a uniquely positive impact. We’ll help connect those who are passionate about ending trafficking to volunteer and employment opportunities.

Distinguished Speakers dinner with Dalitso Kubalasa

The October 15th ICWA Distinguished Speaker was Dalitso Kingsley Kubalasa, the executive director of the Malawi Economic Justice Network. 60+ people listened as Mr. Kubalasa discussed how recent changes in the way the US government delivers foreign aid has shaped development efforts on the ground in Malawi.